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Publication date: Monday, 6 February 2017
The Guardianship Division of NCAT (the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal) makes decisions about adult people who have a decision-making disability.
The decisions the Guardianship Division makes are about things such as financial management, medical treatment, or appointing a guardian to make personal or lifestyle decisions.*
The new Easy Read fact sheet titled What to Expect at a Hearing explains, in a simple way, what happens before, during and after a hearing. This fact sheet will encourage the person the hearing is about to attend and take part in the hearing process.
The fact sheet is written in 'Easy English'. Easy English uses images to illustrate headings and key messages and simple, concise text to make it easier for people who have difficulty reading to understand information. Every piece of information in the fact sheet has a corresponding picture to help the reader understand the message.
What to Expect at a Hearing is available in PDF on the NCAT website.
* The Guardianship Act 1987 (NSW) sets out the limits of NCAT's responsibilities and functions, and the principles that must be applied when making decisions.